State Titles 2007-08

Rosebud YC - 8/10 March 2008

A big thanks to the following sponsors who all helped make the event a success.

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Awards

MkI (Cat rigged)

Outright

1st Neil Joiner 1789 Immunity
2nd Bob Wilson 1781 VooDoo
3rd Tim Shepperd 1775 Karma Cat

B Fleet

1st Garry Johnstone 1733 Touch 'n' Go
2nd Lindsay Thorn 1717 Lindsay's Boat
3rd Rob Lott 1808 Grey Matter

MkII (Sloop rigged)

Outright

1st Mick Floyd & Tom Floyd 1802 Totally...
2nd Colin McEwan & Sarah Floyd 1810 Now What?
3rd Brian Gristwood & Adam Gristwood 1679 Risky Business

Handicap

1st Philip Warren-Smith & Anthony Warren-Smith 1794 More than a splash

Special Awards

Junior Skipper

James Pearse 1791 Lightning

Encouragement Award (MkI)

Simon Clavin 1762 Anopheles II

Encouragement Award (MkII)

Trevor Armstrong & Jake Sheffield 321 Another Toy

Clap Hanger

Colin McEwan (Pulling the wrong rope!) 1810 Now What?

Special Awards The following awards were made to those who deserved them!

Most Crews in one series Gordon Hyde (and Brendan, James, Kate etc.)
Honourary Victorian Darryn Kopp
Best shorts Rob Lott
Highest ever score (by Bob) in a series Bob Wilson
Making an apperance despite not competing Cobden Family
Trying to loose weight before the start Andrew Neeson
Not learning about OCS despite last year Peter Nikitin
Best tractor driver Garry Purcell

Oceansuits Raffle

The winner of the raffle (all competing boats were automatically entered) for the custom made wet suit from Oceansuits was Rob Lott.

Series Results - MkI

Series Results for MkI up to Race 6 (Drops = 1)
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperFromSers ScoreRace 6Race 5Race 4Race 3Race 2Race 1
1 1789 Immunity Neil Joiner Gippsland Lakes 8.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 [5.00] 1.00
2 1781 Voodoo Bob Wilson Port Melbourne 15.00 1.00 1.00 6.00 6.00 1.00 [19.00F]
3 1775 Karma Cat Tim Shepperd Gippsland Lakes 16.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.00 [8.00] 3.00
4 1790 Bee Alert Peter Nikitin Lock Sport 17.00 4.00 4.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 [13.00]
5 1774 No Turbulence Ross Bennett Lake Learmonth 25.00 7.00 [10.00] 5.00 5.00 6.00 2.00
6 1782 Bullet Darryn Kopp Adelaide 33.00 19.00C 7.00 3.00 2.00 2.00 [19.00F]
7 1733 Touch'n Go Garry Johnstone Lake Boga 34.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 11.00 3.00 [14.00]
8 1791 Lightning James Pearse Somers 37.00 8.00 6.00 8.00 8.00 [10.00] 7.00
9 1705 The Tiger Matt Stone Somers 39.00 6.00 9.00 7.00 10.00 7.00 [11.00]
10 1812 Red Jacket Jeremy Pearse Somers 43.00 9.00 [14.00] 9.00 9.00 12.00 4.00
11 1717 Lindsay's Boat Lindsay Thorn Rosebud 47.00 13.00 8.00 11.00 7.00 [15.00] 8.00
12 1808 Grey Matter Rob Lott Sugar Loaf 53.00 14.00 12.00 [16.00] 12.00 9.00 6.00
13 1755 Prestissimo Jon Guymer Lake Learmonth 57.00 12.00 16.00 13.00 [16.00] 11.00 5.00
14 1792 Veloce Andrew Neeson Beaumaris 57.00 11.00 11.00 [14.00] 13.00 13.00 9.00
15 1686 Serial Thriller Clint Burgess Lake Glenmaggie 67.00 10.00 13.00 15.00 15.00 14.00 [15.00]
16 1811 Spirit of Somers Malcolm Kemp Somers 71.00 16.00 17.00 12.00 14.00 [19.00C] 12.00
17 1048 Out of The Blue Peter Foulsum Somers 73.00 15.00 15.00 17.00 [17.00] 16.00 10.00
18 1762 Anopheles II Simon Clavin McCrae 86.00 17.00 18.00 18.00 [18.00] 17.00 16.00

 

 

Series Results MkI B Fleet up to Race 6 (Drops = 1)
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperFromSers ScoreRace 6Race 5Race 4Race 3Race 2Race 1
1 1733 Touch'n Go Garry Johnstone Lake Boga 6.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 [7.00]
2 1717 Lindsay's Boat Lindsay Thorn Rosebud 13.00 5.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 [6.00] 3.00
3 1808 Grey Matter Rob Lott Sugar Loaf 17.00 6.00 4.00 [7.00] 3.00 2.00 2.00
4 1792 Veloce Andrew Neeson Beaumaris 18.00 3.00 3.00 [5.00] 4.00 4.00 4.00
5 1755 Prestissimo Jon Guymer Lake Learmonth 19.00 4.00 7.00 4.00 [7.00] 3.00 1.00
6 1686 Serial Thriller Clint Burgess Lake Glenmaggie 24.00 2.00 5.00 6.00 6.00 5.00 [8.00]
7 1811 Spirit of Somers Malcolm Kemp Somers 30.00 8.00 8.00 3.00 5.00 [10.00C] 6.00
8 1048 Out of The Blue Peter Foulsum Somers 33.00 7.00 6.00 8.00 [8.00] 7.00 5.00
9 1762 Anopheles II Simon Clavin McCrae 44.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 [9.00]

 

Series Results - MkII

Series Results for MkII up to Race 6 (Drops = 1)
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCrewFromSers ScoreRace 6Race 5Race 4Race 3Race 2Race 1
1 1802 Totally Mick Floyd Tom Floyd Bendigo 6.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 [3.00]
2 1810 Now What? Colin McEwan Sarah Floyd Mokoan 8.00 [5.00] 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00
3 1679 Risky Business Brian Gristwood Adam Gristwood Somers 15.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 3.00 3.00 [4.00]
4 1794 More than a Splash Phillip Warren-Smith Anthony Warren-Smith Rye 17.00 4.00 [5.00] 3.00 4.00 4.00 2.00
5 1520 Air Apparent Gordon Hyde Brendan, James, Kate Mokoan 22.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 [5.00]
6 321 Another Toy Trevor Armstrong Jake Sheffield Sugar Loaf 30.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 [6.00]

 

Report

Thanks Peter Foulsum for providing this report with additional input from Tim and Mick.

Rosebud Yacht Club did a superb job of hosting the 2008 Mosquito State Titles. Nothing was too much effort for the dedicated team in the patrol boats, club house, kitchen, car park and on the beach.  The club tractor run by Garry Purcell got a mighty workout transporting yachts and trailers to the waters edge, retrieving and parking the trailers and even lining all the trailers up at the waters edge on the final day ready for loading. They even booked some pretty impressive weather for the entire weekend.   A big thank you goes to the club members for all their efforts.

Neil Joiner won the MkI title from Bob Wilson with Tim Shepperd a very close third place.  Mick and Tom Floyd had a tighter tussle to win the MkII division from Col McEwan and Sarah Floyd with Brian and Adam Gristwood in third place. Congratulations to all skippers and crews.

The 18 MkI (cat rigged) and 6 MkII (sloop rigged) Mozzies had a full 3 days of racing in relatively light wind conditions.  Darryn Kopp drove all the way from Adelaide again for the second year in a row to compete.  Darryn was awarded status of honorary Victorian for his efforts. Darryn even tried to become a permanent resident by losing his car key in the sand. There were also many kilometers traveled by country enthusiasts from Gippsland Lakes, Ballarat, Bendigo and Lake Boga.   Local competition was well represented by Lindsay Thorn from the host club, Simon Clavin from McCrae Y.C. next door and a swarm of 6 Mozzies from Somers Y.C. just over the hill.

The first race on Saturday afternoon started with a 10 knot North East sea breeze which dropped away to almost nothing on the second lap. The OOD quickly shortened the course and then both Darryn Kopp and Bob Wilson in turn found themselves being swept into the finish boat by the incoming tide.  This unfortunately resulted in a DNF for both and allowed Neil Joiner to claim the first race. Col McEwan and Sarah Floyd in the sloop rigged division were straight out of the blocks with a clear win despite a late challenge from Phil and Anthony Warren-Smith who used the tide and a shore ‘zephyr’ to great advantage to take second place. We then stopped for lunch and waited for a sea breeze to arrive.

At 4.30pm we headed out for the second race in 8 knots which increased gradually until we ended up with a solid trapezing breeze to finish. This time Bob and Darryn made no mistakes, broke away early and stayed there to the finish. Garry Johnstone and Peter Nikitin also had good races and crossed the line not far behind. In the MkII division again Col McEwan and Sarah Floyd led the race from start to finish with nobody getting close enough to challenge them.  Mick and Tom Floyd were second.

Peter Nikitin had been practicing his starts and was keen to avoid the OCS results from last year.  Unfortunately Peter had an OCS in the first race and had to re-start the race losing 3 minutes and having a start with the sloop rigged division.  He had a clean result sheet after this minor embarrassment although we all thought that he was trying to take home the clap hanger award for the second consecutive year.

Sunday morning started with light conditions again but was expected to die completely in the afternoon. Fortunately the OOD was able to run 2 back to back races just before the wind started to fade. In the MkIs these races were dominated by Neil Joiner, Darryn Kopp and Peter Nikitin, with no-one else able to break into this group. Neil took the gun in both races, putting him in a very good overall position.

In the MkIIs Mick and Tom Floyd won both races, just in front of Col and Sarah leaving the Sloop rigged division wide open.  Philip and Anthony Warren-Smith fought it out with Brian and Adam Gristwood for a third placing each.

As forecast by the OOD’s crystal ball, the wind died out in the afternoon and with a number of postponements the afternoons racing was finally abandoned at 4:30 pm. This allowed a throng of Mozzie “experts” to swarm over Trevor Armstrong’s yacht and completely re-design his set-up.  This worked well and made his Mozzie go so fast that it broke a rudder on Monday.

Monday morning dawned with a consistent 15 – 20 knots NE breeze which allowed us to finish the event with two very enjoyable fast-paced races. The wind and current made it advantageous to tack up the shore and then out to the windward mark. Some boats were seen sailing the wrong side of the breakers to try for an advantage – something that only works if you don't actually hit the sand.

In the MkIs Bob Wilson, Neil Joiner and Tim Shepperd broke away early and spent the first race swapping places, with Bob eventually finishing first ahead of Neil. Mick and Tom Floyd continued their winning streak, winning the start then cruising in a minute and a half ahead of Col then Brian.

In the final race for the MkIs, Bob once again got away from the start while Peter and Garry were the only ones to give chase initially. Neil and Tim gradually picked their way out through the fleet to finally catch Peter and Garry on the second-last windward leg, and then continue on to finish one second apart with Tim snatching second place by shooting the line (very slowly!).

Whilst Neil had already clinched the MkI title in the previous race the MkII contest was a much tighter affair. This was made easier for Mick and Tom though as Col and Sarah took an unprovoked swim during the last race. This allowed Brian to pick up a second  and Gordon and Kate Hyde took third.

Col won the clap hanger award for that capsize – pulling the wrong rope!

In the MkI division a ‘B’ fleet was created after 4 heats by dividing the whole fleet in half.  There was then a series result calculated for these boats in addition to the overall result. This resulted in a win for Garry Johnstone, followed by Lindsay Thorn in second place and Rob Lott in third.  Hopefully all these sailors will continue to improve and be in the top 10 next year.

 

Race Results

Mk 1 - Race Results

Race 1
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1789 N Joiner Immunity 01:20:05
2 1774 R Bennett No Turbulence 01:20:44
3 1775 T Shepperd Karma Cat 01:21:07
4 1812 J Pearse Red Jacket 01:21:49
5 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 01:23:06
6 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 01:23:57
7 1791 J Pearse Lightning 01:24:02
8 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 01:26:38
9 1792 A Neeson Veloce 01:27:05
10 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 01:27:40
11 1705 M Stone The Tiger 01:27:53
12 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers 01:28:05
13 1790 P Nikitin Bee Alert 01:28:20
14 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 01:28:21
15 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 01:34:15
16 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 01:43:17
DNF 1781 B Wilson Voodoo  
DNF 1782 D Kopp Bullet  
Race 2
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1781 B Wilson Voodoo 39:28
2 1782 D Kopp Bullet 40:08
3 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 40:51
4 1790 P Nikitin Bee Alert 41:21
5 1789 N Joiner Immunity 41:31
6 1774 R Bennett No Turbulence 42:46
7 1705 M Stone The Tiger 43:30
8 1775 T Shepperd Karma Cat 43:42
9 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 43:59
10 1791 J Pearse Lightning 44:15
11 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 44:36
12 1812 J Pearse Red Jacket 45:19
13 1792 A Neeson Veloce 45:45
14 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 46:28
15 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 48:38
16 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 48:39
17 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 54:09
DNC 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers  
Race 3
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1789 N Joiner Immunity 01:04:54
2 1782 D Kopp Bullet 01:05:01
3 1790 P Nikitin Bee Alert 01:05:12
4 1775 T Shepperd Karma Cat 01:05:21
5 1774 R Bennett No Turbulence 01:06:15
6 1781 B Wilson Voodoo 01:06:50
7 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 01:07:08
8 1791 J Pearse Lightning 01:07:26
9 1812 J Pearse Red Jacket 01:07:58
10 1705 M Stone The Tiger 01:08:17
11 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 01:08:38
12 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 01:08:53
13 1792 A Neeson Veloce 01:10:02
14 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers 01:10:44
15 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 01:11:06
16 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 01:11:32
17 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 01:14:08
18 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 01:18:48
Race 4
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1789 N Joiner Immunity 51:50
2 1790 P Nikitin Bee Alert 52:39
3 1782 D Kopp Bullet 53:25
4 1775 T Shepperd Karma Cat 53:26
5 1774 R Bennett No Turbulence 54:36
6 1781 B Wilson Voodoo 54:39
7 1705 M Stone The Tiger 54:51
8 1791 J Pearse Lightning 55:04
9 1812 J Pearse Red Jacket 55:18
10 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 56:19
11 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 56:27
12 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers 56:31
13 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 56:32
14 1792 A Neeson Veloce 56:33
15 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 58:42
16 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 58:49
17 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 01:00:46
18 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 01:08:50
Race 5
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1781 B Wilson Voodoo 50:40
2 1789 N Joiner Immunity 50:57
3 1775 T Shepperd Karma Cat 51:40
4 1790 P Nikitin Bee Alert 52:05
5 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 52:54
6 1791 J Pearse Lightning 53:41
7 1782 D Kopp Bullet 53:57
8 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 55:05
9 1705 M Stone The Tiger 55:30
10 1774 R Bennett No Turbulence 55:34
11 1792 A Neeson Veloce 56:14
12 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 56:40
13 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 56:53
14 1812 J Pearse Red Jacket 57:18
15 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 58:09
16 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 58:51
17 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers 01:04:13
18 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 01:05:07
Race 6
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1781 B Wilson Voodoo 46:39
2 1775 T Shepperd Karma Cat 48:19
3 1789 N Joiner Immunity 48:20
4 1790 P Nikitin Bee Alert 49:26
5 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 49:51
6 1705 M Stone The Tiger 50:19
7 1774 R Bennett No Turbulence 51:14
8 1791 J Pearse Lightning 51:38
9 1812 J Pearse Red Jacket 52:13
10 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 52:22
11 1792 A Neeson Veloce 52:33
12 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 53:04
13 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 55:16
14 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 56:13
15 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 56:56
16 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers 57:47
17 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 01:04:47
DNC 1782 D Kopp Bullet  

Mk 2 - Race Results

Race 1
PlaceSail NoSkipperCREWBoat NameElapsd
1 1810 C McEwan S Floyd Now What? 01:24:05
2 1794 P Warren-Smith A Warren-Smith More than a Splash 01:26:52
3 1802 M Floyd T Floyd Totally 01:30:02
4 1679 B Gristwood A Gristwood Risky Business 01:30:14
5 1520 G Hyde B Warren Smith Air Apparent 01:34:09
6 321 T Armstrong J Sheffield Another Toy 01:39:22
Race 2
PlaceSail NoSkipperCREWBoat NameElapsd
1 1810 C McEwan S Floyd Now What? 41:53
2 1802 M Floyd T Floyd Totally 44:05
3 1679 B Gristwood A Gristwood Risky Business 44:33
4 1794 P Warren-Smith A Warren-Smith More than a Splash 46:47
5 1520 G Hyde B Warren Smith Air Apparent 48:08
6 321 T Armstrong J Sheffield Another Toy 49:13
Race 3
PlaceSail NoSkipperCREWBoat NameElapsd
1 1802 M Floyd T Floyd Totally 01:08:20
2 1810 C McEwan S Floyd Now What? 01:08:30
3 1679 B Gristwood A Gristwood Risky Business 01:09:18
4 1794 P Warren-Smith A Warren-Smith More than a Splash 01:10:04
5 1520 G Hyde B Warren Smith Air Apparent 01:11:55
6 321 T Armstrong J Sheffield Another Toy 01:14:20
Race 4
PlaceSail NoSkipperCREWBoat NameElapsd
1 1802 M Floyd T Floyd Totally 54:53
2 1810 C McEwan S Floyd Now What? 55:49
3 1794 P Warren-Smith A Warren-Smith More than a Splash 56:48
4 1679 B Gristwood A Gristwood Risky Business 57:54
5 1520 G Hyde B Warren Smith Air Apparent 01:01:34
6 321 T Armstrong J Sheffield Another Toy 01:05:44
Race 5
PlaceSail NoSkipperCREWBoat NameElapsd
1 1802 M Floyd T Floyd Totally 53:24
2 1810 C McEwan S Floyd Now What? 54:57
3 1679 B Gristwood A Gristwood Risky Business 55:36
4 1520 G Hyde B Warren Smith Air Apparent 55:48
5 1794 P Warren-Smith A Warren-Smith More than a Splash 59:56
6 321 T Armstrong J Sheffield Another Toy 59:57
Race 6
PlaceSail NoSkipperCREWBoat NameElapsd
1 1802 M Floyd T Floyd Totally 48:28
2 1679 B Gristwood A Gristwood Risky Business 50:40
3 1520 G Hyde B Warren Smith Air Apparent 52:15
4 1794 P Warren-Smith A Warren-Smith More than a Splash 53:14
5 1810 C McEwan S Floyd Now What? 55:48
6 321 T Armstrong J Sheffield Another Toy 59:58

Mk 1 B-fleet

Race 1
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 01:23:06
2 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 01:23:57
3 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 01:26:38
4 1792 A Neeson Veloce 01:27:05
5 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 01:27:40
6 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers 01:28:05
7 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 01:28:21
8 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 01:34:15
9 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 01:43:17
Race 2
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 40:51
2 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 43:59
3 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 44:36
4 1792 A Neeson Veloce 45:45
5 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 46:28
6 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 48:38
7 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 48:39
8 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 54:09
DNC 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers  
Race 3
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 01:07:08
2 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 01:08:38
3 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 01:08:53
4 1792 A Neeson Veloce 01:10:02
5 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers 01:10:44
6 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 01:11:06
7 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 01:11:32
8 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 01:14:08
9 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 01:18:48
Race 4
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 56:19
2 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 56:27
3 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers 56:31
4 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 56:32
5 1792 A Neeson Veloce 56:33
6 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 58:42
7 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 58:49
8 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 01:00:46
9 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 01:08:50
Race 5
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 52:54
2 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 55:05
3 1792 A Neeson Veloce 56:14
4 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 56:40
5 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 56:53
6 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 58:09
7 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 58:51
8 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers 01:04:13
9 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 01:05:07
Race 6
PlaceSail NoSkipperBoat NameElapsd
1 1733 G Johnstone Touch'n Go 49:51
2 1686 C Burgess Serial Thriller 52:22
3 1792 A Neeson Veloce 52:33
4 1755 J Guymer Prestissimo 53:04
5 1717 L Thorn Lindsay's Boat 55:16
6 1808 R Lott Grey Matter 56:13
7 1048 P Foulsum Out of The Blue 56:56
8 1811 M Kemp Spirit of Somers 57:47
9 1762 S Clavin Anopheles II 01:04:47